With Summer nearly here, we have been looking towards our garden for inspiration for our craft projects. As we work through my challenge of 50 Crafts to Try Before You’re 10, we have been looking at lots of different paper plate animal crafts. Oliver still loves his paper plate Bumble Bee we made a few years ago, so we decided this time to try our hand at a Paper Plate Ladybird.
The beauty of paper plate crafts, is they require very little in the way of materials. Lets face it, most of us have the odd spare paper plate kicking around from the last kids party! That and a bit of paint and you can create anything….. well almost.
So if you would like to see how we made our Paper Plate Ladybird, read on for the full tutorial, or pin it for later!
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What You Will Need
- 3 paper plates
- Black and red poster paint
- Hole punch
- Split pin
- Black marker/felt pen
- Pair of googley eyes
- 1 black pipe cleaner
How You Make Your Paper Plate Ladybird
- First you need to paint the paper plates. One of the plates should be painted red on the back, one should be painted black on the back, and lastly the 3rd plate should be painted black just in the middle.
- Leave the plates to dry completely, then cut out the middle painted part of the third paper plate. Depending on the age of your child, it might be best if an adult does this part.
- Cut the red plate in half down the middle to form the wings.
- Stick the ladybird’s ‘head’ on by sticking the smaller painted black circle to the underneath side of the black painted plate.
- Draw circles on your wings with a black marker pen and colour them in. I drew around a 2p coin for Oliver to then colour in, which made it easier for him.
- Using a hole punch, punch a hole at the top of both wings and in the black paper plate in the middle of the neck. If you do not have a single hole punch to do this, then you will need to punch your holes before sticking the head to the body.
- Use a split pin to attach the wings to the ladybird’s body, and glue on a pair of googley eyes. to the head.
- Lastly, cut a black pipe cleaner in half and twist each half around a pencil or pen to make two antennae. Attach to the head with glue, and leave to dry.
That’s it, our Paper Plate Ladybird. What do you think?
50 Crafts to Try Before You’re 10!
This is one of the crafts on our free open ended challenge: “50 Crafts to Try Before You’re 10!“
Designed to help you inject some creativity into every day family life. Signing up means you get a downloadable checklist, access to a supportive Facebook group, competitions along the way and a certificate and pin badge for all of those that complete it! Come and join in the fun!